Good Day Alabama for February 28, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for February 28, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for February 28, 2014:

CLARE LIVE - IHOP will serve free pancakes to benefit Children's of Alabama in celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March  4, at participating restaurants across the state. From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day, IHOP customers can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP's famous buttermilk pancakes and, in turn, will be asked to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to improve the lives of children at its 170 member hospitals nationwide. One-hundred percent of the funds donated at participating Alabama IHOP locations will be donated to Children's of Alabama. Miracle Balloons, which include IHOP coupons, will be sold for $1 and $5 each, personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants during February, offering guests another way to show their support of CMNH and contribute to the National Pancake Day fundraising effort. Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products, hence the name Pancake Tuesday which falls on Shrove Tuesday on the Christian calendar.  For more information, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

COTTONTAILS VILLAGE - Cottontail's Village Arts, Craft & Gifts Festival is this weekend at the BJCC. It runs tomorrow from 10a - 8p, Saturday from 10a - 7p, and Sunday from Noon - 5p. Cottontail's Village arts, craft, and gifts festival is an event that will take place this weekend at the BJCC. Shop over 500 booths with exhibitors from across the country.  There will be one-of-a-kind items such as hand-made soaps, specialty blended lotions, custom stationary, hand - built pottery, children's clothing, southern gourmet food samples, and much more! Get special gifts for Mother's Day, graduation, birthdays, weddings, and Easter. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children. Children under 6 get in for free. Tickets are available at the door.

BBJ - Mike talked with Ty West with the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discussed how the financial power of having a college education continues to rise in importance and how it impacts Birmingham. They also discussed the new residential developments around Railroad Park. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a quatamunde. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.

BARGIAN MOM - Birmingham's Bargain Mom Christie Dedman joined us with some deals for you! She found Lego Movie shirts for $6.97 at Walmart in 4 styles. The yellow shirt glows in the dark. They come in boys sizes 4/5 to 14/16. Want to plant a garden this spring?  Check Dollar Tree. You can get 4 packs of seeds for a $1.  <http://www.dollartree.com/> This display will be in all DT locations soon, if you don't see it at yours yet, keep watching. You can start seeding now and then plant after the last frost. And get free tools at Harbor Freight Tools. This is with it's 99 cents sale today through March 3. You can find coupons to take with you at this link - https://www.facebook.com/harbor.f.tools/app_174961479209942. For more on these and other bargains, visit http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom.

STEVE COLE - TK Productions presents Intimate Jazz and Conversations featuring Jazz Saxaphonist Steve Cole CD release. Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album "Stay Awhile" that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson.  For More info visit his website at www.stevecole.net. Doors open tonight at 7:00 pm. Showtime starts at 8:00 pm. There will be a complimentary appetizer buffet before the show while it last. For more information, visit www.tkproductionsinc.com.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we talk with Kristen O'Connor who went home this week on American Idol. She tells us about her experience and what she plans next! Dr. Asa joins us with a look at your daily habits that keep you from losing weight! Jeh Jeh has some fun assignments as he samples some great chili and tries his hat as a bull rider! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals and the Love Doctor offers you some relationship advice! Comedian Donnell Rawlings comes to town with a few laughs! Our Pet of the Week joins us to steal your heart! And in Money Tuesday we reveal insurance's nasty secrets that could cost you! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama.

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